Music

Music plays important roles in the social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. At an individual level, music is a medium of personal expression. It enables the sharing of ideas, feelings and experiences.

Students will be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for active engagement and enjoyment in performing, composing and listening, and to allow a range of music to have a continuing role in their lives.

Students in years 7 and 8 will also study topics such as Pop Music, Film Music and Instruments and their repertoire.

 

Music – Elective Years 9 and 10

The elective course will build sequentially from the mandatory course and is designed for students in who wish to extend their musical experiences and learning. The knowledge, understanding and skills gained in the course provide a firm foundation for the study of Music in Stage 6.

Students will study the concepts of music through the learning experiences of performing, composing and listening within the context of a range of styles, periods and genres concentrating on Classical music and Blues and Jazz. Musical Notation is also studied.

The elective course requires students to study one compulsory topic – Australian Music – as well as a number of other topics from two defined groups that aim to provide depth and breadth of musical study.